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Bowl-Weeuly..84. IVcotaly 82.
VAYAItLB IN ADVANCE.
Gold was strong in Xew York yester
day; .closing" at 115115J.
Tennessee Eosds sold in New York
yesterday at SO for the old and 79J for the
Cotxon was in better demand in
York yesterdty at 20J for middling.
The KXnsas City (iloji Times calls for a.
aniotfof"tueSonth a West in tiie political
and' material questions of tbo d.y. It says:
".Sooner or later the two sections will bo
forced to unite, or go into inevitabb and
involuntary bankruptcy. It is time that
the Issues or the war were buried. Having
well-nigh cestroyed republican institutions,
there is no reason why they should destroy
every material, pecuniary, manufacturing
and agricultural interest as well. As a sen
timent, loyalty, perhaps, is sweet enough to
those who are fond of such embraces, but
as a substance, it is as bitter and as sterile
as the ashe3 upon the shores of the
The Somerville Falcon denies that it is
guilty of "the political heresy of nullifica
tion." It proposed, or rather advocate'', a
plan which would "virtually render the as
sessment law null and void." What is this
but nullification? Oar contemporary has
not considered the effect ef its teaching.
Take the good county of Fayette, for in
stance. If no assessment Is made there
can be no collection of taxes for State,
county or school pnrpoees. If there bo no
taxes collected, what is to become of your
courts, your criminals, your Judges, juries,
clerks, sheriffs and jailors ? The county
will have no revenue, and It is not proba
ble that the Stale Treasurer wonld pay
money out of the public treasury to a coun
ty" which refused to contribute anything
The Falcon cannoi escape from its un
fortunate position by charging that wo
threaten it or its county with "artillery."
Gen. Jackson used no such language as it
puts in his moi;th. His proclamation was
calm, temperate and dignified; a great State
paper which we again commend to the study
of the Falcon. The resignation of an officer
is not necessarily nulliBcation,but the fixed,
deliberate plan to procure tho resignation
of a certain cbss of officers to render nul1
and void a certain law is nullification, noth
ing more and nothing less.
The "able lawyer" who writes to the
Falcon, has commenced his series of arti
cles, in which he proposes to establish the
unconstitutionality rf the r-ssessmont law.
As the law was before the Supreme Co;:rt
at its lato session at Jicksm, aud held to
be constitutional, it may be that the argu
ment or the able lawyer comes too late.
Wo may refer to his communications
THE SEW YORK TIMES OXT1IK AD
MI NINTH A. HON.
In noticing the departure of Ex-Governor
Jewell to his post at St. Petersburg, the
New York Times thus congratulates the
Administration on tho purity and excel
lence of its foreign ministers:
"He carries wita him not only the good
will of all his friends, but the confidence of
tho general body of the public in his good
sense, capacity, and perfect integrity
qualities not superfluous in our representa
tives abroad, considering some events ot
recent occarrenc. Wo may be quite sure,
at any rate, that Minister Jewell will not
use his position ss a means of advancing
his own private interests. We cannot say
as much for somo of our ministers at
If the President aud his Cabinet have
aent abroad one honest msn, the f xtraor
diuary event de3arvcs the appteu33 of tLe
limes, for it i3 not likely that another case
of the kind will happen soon.
THE ASSESSMENT EAW.
A great deal has been said and written
asraiust the ass'ssment lew passed by our
last Legislature, and very little in favor of-
it; somo Tow lisougn, have been bold
enough to fico the music and advocate it.
While we think the law is defective and
perhaps obnoxious in some of its features,
g'.ill wp think it is, in the main, the law
wp need, at any rate it is a stagger in the
rlgh direction. if. trimrs to light latent
capital that heretofore knew no taxation; it
could cot ba got at by tho assessors, conse
quently could not be Uxed. Under lbs
new law each man makes out a schedule of
all his taxable roperty and has to s ffoar to
it, and thus everything th.it justly should
bo taxed is assessed.
We are informed by the Assessor for this
district, that the taxable property in this,
tl.o fith civil district of Crockett county, has
jncrcasjd one hundred thousand dollars in
valuation under the r.ew law, and we
have a right to bdiovo that a like
result will be found in every county in the
State. Now, since tho rate of taxation has
not been increased, it must bp. that the in
crease is du.e to the fact tuat the ntw law
cornea nearest getting at all the taxable
EVop'erly than any assessment law wo hava
ete:ofore had enacted, arid a jast and im
partial assessment oLe thai maL'e$ the
speculitor, tho merchant, and all monied
men, a;sist tho farmer in bearing tho bin
dim of taxation, is what we need and must
have. Alamo Sentinel
CIIOEEItA IN tJJIEENEVILLE.
Special to the iviioxnUu Chronicle
GnEENnviLLE, July 7, S:'0 r. m. Wo
feel more hopaful heie to-day, there being
but very few new cases since thf report on
Saturday evening. Mrs. Joauah Butler
died on Saturday at 4 o'clock p. m. at Tus
culum Coll6i;e, four miles from town, where
6UQ had gone villi her family. Jas. Gass,
xJ q., did! at his home, two miles from
town, Saturday night. Jacob Bowers died
in town yesterday at d o'clock p. si. An
drew Ituss3ll, colored, died at 3 o'clock this
morning. Ho was nftv-niue years of ago,
was three feet hih, and weighed fifty
pounds. He was. very much respected. Mrs.
Ifary Carter died to-day, a mile from town,
a't 10 A. 3i. Ex-Prea dent Johnson is sick
near Henderson's, at Judge Patterson's.
He has bsen very bick, but is better to day.
'All other ciso3 are do i-g finely to-day.
Jlcv. John H. Munhoe, of I,Towry, Ire
land', Isas received and accepted a unani
mous call from the Third l'rcsbytcrian
church, Boston, and will commence his la
bois the first Sibbath iu September.
The appropriations in Chicago for tho
fiscal' year ending March 31, 1871, amount
Tlie Defalcation ,in tho , FreeclHioii's
Tho Dccisiou of the Attorney General.
Gen. Iloirnrd ElnMo to I'rosecutlon.
WasiiinIbton, July 9. Tho folio wine is
the opinion of tho Attorney-General iu tho
Department of Justice. Wathinalon.
July'6. Sin: I have duly considered Your
communication of tho ilst May, .vnth ac
companying uocuments anu papers, upon
the Bubiect of frauds iu tho late Bureau of
Itefugees, 1 reeamen -umds yAoaudoried
Lands. The papers whisi ydulransmit
me are in many respects incomplete, and
particularly so in' not Including the TbOuBs,
or copies of tie bonds, of the Commissioner
of said Bureau and its chief disbursing cfii-
ccrs, and l nave been able to obtain tut
one of them. I think, however, that I have
enough facts before. jnoto .onablo mo to
answer the question which you proposed.
The Frecdmen's Bureau was established
by act of March 3, 1SG5, the material parts
of which are as follows:
By section one it is provide! that said
bureau shall be under the management and
control or a commissioner to be appointed
by the President by and with the advice and
consent or the Senate, whoso, compeusa-i
tion shall be $3,000 per annum, aud such
'number or clerks as may be assigned to
him by tho Secretary;. or . War, aud tho
commissioner and chler clerk shall, before
entering upon their duiiea, give bonds to .tho'
.Treasurer or the United States, tbo'former
in the sum of $50,000, tho latter $10,000,
coud-tional for. tho faithful discharge of
the.r duties respectively, with securities to
be approved by the Attorney General as
sufficient, which bouds shall be . filed in the
office of tho Firs: Comptroller of the Treas
ury, to be by him put in suit for the benefit
of any injured party upon breach of any
condition thereof. Tho third section of the
act creating the bureau is then quoted to
show tho duties snd responsibilities of
thR commissioner. The papers which
you enclose to me show that considerable
sums of money have been taken from the
Treasury by officers employed in the bu
reau by means of forged receipts and
vouchers for bouuties due colored soldiers,
and by means of receipts and vouchers
frsudulettly procured from them, and you
ask my pinion upon certain -qaesti."ns-
First iu casc-3 where the guilty parties "
cannot be prosecuted, what should ba the
course in order to the protection of the in
terests of the government and of chimants.
Second, when prosecution is not barred
by stntute of limitations, what action should
be had? to what extent is the lato commis
sioners of the bureau ofRefugeea,Freedmen
and Abandoned Lands aud his chief disburr
sing officer responsible ?
Your questions are not quite so exlicit as
I could wish, aud I am not certain wheth
er bv the word p osecutijn you refer sole
ly to criminal proceedings against the offen
der, or to civil and criminal hot oneness ot
this kind it is open to tne government to
proceed criminaly against the offender,
and likewise to proccca in civil action
against him aud against anv person who is
responsible for his acts where
it is impossible to proceed
crimina.Iy either by reason of tho
offender's having absconded, or prosecution
being barred by statute of limitations, he
may bo sued in civil action, if it bo deemed
expedient, or if property of his cau be at
tached. If, therefore, any disbursing
officer, or any other officer or clerk employ
ed by the Bureau, has obtained iu the
method mentioned iu your communication,
moneys frcm tho Cover .me. t, aud it is
thought best to suo hi n personally, papers
may ba sent to the Distric' Attorney or the
district in which he resides, or whero ho
has property, Lr action. Ther-5 is no
statute barring the United Slates in civil
actions. The late Commissioner or the.
Frecdmen's Iturean gavo no bonds on his
appointment in 18G9, because, as he informs
you, Mr. Stan0!),Secretary or War, did not
think that provision iu respect to bonds was
intended to apply to the case or an officer of
the army detauet'. for uuty under tuat
act. After due consideration I
find it impossible to concur
iu that opinion. The object of bonds is not
to liavo means of punishing the defaulter,
but for the protection of the Government
from pectini ry loss, and this object is just
as important In the ose of a military offi
cer as of civilian. A bond, however, given
undsr'the act of 1S6T clearly would not
c ver the loss of money paid to Comissioner
under the joint resolution of lb07,but by the
third section of that resolution, all money
paid or disbursed under tho fame rules and
regu'atio governinc other disbursing offi
cers of the army. This required the Com
missioner to give a bond in the samo man
ner that any officer of the army WutiM do.
On the 31st of October, 1S71, tho Commis
sioner did give a bo: d iu the sum ot ten
thousand dollars, the condition of which
recited that he hid been appoiu'.el as sp'i
cial agent and disbursing .fiicer of tL:o
Bureau of Jslucees, etc., and 'prcvidrs that
he shall henceforth, during his holding aud
remaining iu said cilice, carefolly disiua ge
tbo duties thereof aud faithfully expend
all public money and h-narably account for
the same and for all pnbl.c properly which
shall or may come into his hands on ac
count of the subsistence and quaitsrmsstei's
department of such bureau, without
frua or delay. This bon 1 was not given
until four years af'er the appointment of
the commissioners to pay claims of colored
eoI liers under thuj Mnt resolution of 1807,
and of course covers no default previous to
its date. The form would seem to be for
bonds of ordinary disbursing officers of the
army, and is a little aDbkuious ia desig
nating tiie cflic . aud duties of the principal
obligator. Keforcnce ought to ha--; teen
made in trie bond to the joint resolution,
there is no provison io
quiring any other ofikens than tho30 al
ready named to give bonds, but it was- per
fectly lawful to take a bond from :'ny sub
ordinate ofScer or tho Bijrean employed
in tha djsburseuput of money dircctto the.
United States, a'l such bon I w?u!d
been valid aud biqdiw, a!tli- "
quired by status , "tfn no re;
ltlr, Va U,idcr 1, 0 2Ct of
i, ' omm;sioner or the Freedmen's
aieAj; wonld mt, I think, be liab'.o for
funds paid directly to the Assistant Com
missioner and disbursed by assistant om
inissianeis ih.t wers not sppoiulcd by him,
norwero thdy hia agouts, but were Gov
ernment ciiieers, and by requiiing bonds to
be given by these "officers the stat
ute would seem to have in
tended to relieve iho Commissioners
frcm liability for their acts within
their several jurisdictions. But tho joint
resolution of 1SG7 is very explicit. All
money paid under that act is paid directly
to tho Commissioner, and it is intended
that he shall be responsible for tho safe
custody aud faithful disbursement of funds
intrusted to him. Nothing is said a1 out
any of the Assistant Commissioner, or
about any of tho disbursing officers, aud al
though it was probably necessary, and un
doubtedly lawful, for the Commissioner to
appuiut auu employ disbursing i flieers be
side himself, nevertheless ho is responsible,
civilly, under the act for their acts the same
as it' done by himself; and even if he tcM;
londs from tbcm dbectly to the Govern
ment, tb's cannot relieve him of such lia
bili y. Tiie Government may enforce both
securities in order to indemnify itself for
a iy loss wheb., through de'ault rf
cubordin-vio officers, it may .have suffered.
This liabil.ty nvght, in some respects,
be enlarged by the "terms of the bond given
by tho Commissi mar, but of course ;t could
not Lc in the least diminished. Tho Com
missioner of ths Freediftoa's Bureau is
therefore liable for all losses sustained by
th'; gcvemv.ieiit through d:f.ult of a sub
oruinate disbursing officer, or other persons
employed by him in disbursement of
mor.ejs entiusted to him, under the joi .t
res 'lulion of lNiT. As to the chief dis
bursing i flic ;r, it L almost impossible, from
lha facts which aro now before me, to state
what his liab;;'ty ' o the governmcnt.may be.
Qf course he is liaWo, both civilly and "criTn
iiially, for his own misconduct. How far
he is liablo for acts or subordinates
ein: loytd under him, is a question
which it is impossible for me to. answer
without a copy of bU bond, aud without
more information iu respect to his appoint
ment ana employment tha-i I have been
able lo-obtain from a jwrusal of tho papers
sect to mo. If any other officers give bonds
lqrtio.Governmeht, lheirsur6ties arellabioi
for their misconduct or loss occasioned by
them,.accordinc to the .tenor thereof. Fur
ther than this, upon facts before me. I can
not; answer, Your second questions seems
likewise to include the subject of criminal
in addition to xivil prosecution for acts of
fraud or embezzlement. Under this act of
fending patties are, of course, liablo crim
inally, unless tho offence is J; barred by the
statute flmiting o'dinary criminal prose
cutions to two years. Any dis
bursing or other officer who has
misappropriated money ontrustod to him
Tinder this act, nay be. indicted therefor,
whether he. is appointed direc Jy by me gov
ernment or is a subordinate offior or clerk
appointed by the commissioner or any oth
er officer of tho'bnreau. Such prosecution
must be by indictment, unless the officer is
liable to trial by court martial. By section
3, any military ''officer may 'bo detailed
aud assigned to duty under this act without
Increase of pay or allowance. It is suilicient
in the present case to say a military officor
so detailed and assigned to duty still re
mains within military jurlsdic'iou and lia
ble to military law for any violation or his
duty as such. A difficult question arises
under section 3 of the joint resolution of
March .29, 1807, whereby all
money held or disbursed under
provisions of this resolution shall bo held
and disbursed under the samo rules and
regulations governing other disbursing offi
cers oi tho army. The language ot this is
a little obscure, when reference is made to
the act establishing the Frccdman s Bureau,
and-t'ia obscuritv probably arises from tho
fact, I am informed, that all the principal
officers of iho bureau were military officers
assigned to thi3 special duty. 1 do not
think this provision can be considered as
subjecting to court martial a person not
otherwise subject to such jurisdiction. To
have that effect the act ought to bo clear and
and unambiguous, and it would only be by
a most forced and violent construction that
the rules and regulations governing other
disbursing officers of the army, can be in
terpreted to include liability to trial by mar
tial law. In respect to civilians, the rules
and regulations governing disbursing offi
cers would establish the degree of responsi
bility and accountability tojwhich the Com
missioner would be liable, leaving las
trial by civil or military tribunal to depend
upon ins civu or military status. This
question, however, if the facts be as I am
informed, is of no practical importance.
If therefore, any military officer deta led for
duty in the Frcedman's Bureau has been
guilty of the misappropriation of money, or
any violatiou of the rules governing dis
bursing officers of th3 army, he may be tried
by court martial in the same manner as
any other army officer.
Finally, 1 need haruly sav that claim
agents aud other persons not officers of the
g.vernincnt, who have obtained money
from the Bur-'au by means of forged re
ceipts at d vouchers and other frauds, can
bo prosecuted criminally, if two years have
not elapsed since the commission of the
crime, and can also be suea m civil courts
by the United States iu tho same manner
as employes if the Bureau can be. As I
have .before said, there is no statute limit
ing the timo within which tho government
can begiu a civil suit, but suits for penalties
and double damages under the Act March
1SG3, must begin within six years, 12th i
statute at large, p. p. COG, 098.
1 nave the Honor to be, Very respectful
ly' Your obedient servant,
Geo. II. Williams,
Hon. H. W. Belknap, Secretary of War.
Jcsso tiraut's Successor.
The President has appointed S. S. Fan ell
Postmaster at Covington, Ky., iu place of
sse It. Graunt, deceased.
YlslttiiK tiie luilinus.
Commissioner Smith, of the Iudiau Bu
reau, will leave here soon for a tour m the
we3t, to visit tho Chippewa Indians, Min
nesota, for which tribe lie was formerly
nsent, and while absent he will visit other
tribes on Missouri river. He goes to Min
nesota especially to settle up affairs of "the
agency and turn them over to Douglass, his
successor. From Minnesota he goes to the
Indian country for conference with Gov.
Davis in relation to batanta and Big Tree
Political Quarrel iu Texas.
Special to the Cincinnati Commercial.
Washington, Jtny 7. The Republicans
of Texas hive a bitter quarrel on hand
about the nomination for Governor. Tho
present Governor (Davis) is a candidato
tor re-election, and ho is violently opposed
to AV. T. Ciarke, Postmaster at Galveston,
who is supposed to represent the Adminis
tration. As is tbo custom with this class
of Southern politicians, they have appealed
to the President for arbitration. Gov. Da
vis and Postmaster Clarke have arrived here
on their way to Long Branch. Clarke as
serts that Davis has gone back on the par
ty, while Davis charges that Clarke has de
moralized the negroes aud neglected his
duties as Postmaster. The proposed par
don or the Indian chiefs, Eig Treo and Sa
tanta. enters into the contest. Davis has
heretofore opposed tho pardon of these
murderers, while the Administration has
l&vored it. Of course, tho large majority
of the people of Texas oppose r, and are
with the Governor on tho question. Davis
is very conuaent oi rcnommaiiou e-en
without the support of the Administration.
Third Torn Movement.
It appears that the movement of tho office-holders
to secure the renominatiou of
Gen. Grant for a third term has already
culminated. It is stated that the prelimina
ries vero arranged at Long Branch several
days ago, and it is not denied that ths Pres
ident is cognizant of it. Thoso having the
matter in charge seem to count very largely
upon tho divisions supposed to exist iu the
ranks or the opposition, and upon their abil
ity to t:y the moneyed interest of the
cjuntry to tho supnort of ihelr scheme. Un
der tho head ofTtlieir moneyed interes's
they iuclndo the National Bar ks, tin lail
road corporations, aud the largs capitalist"
iiiesc i ney anege are ror Viranr
under his sdm uiatration '
that any leslsl'- , '
to ti - - --n will bo
. is not likely
Another argument used, is that thero is
no man in the Republican party who has
developed grotor popular strong. h than
Grant, and it is hardly probable that within
the text throe years he will have a danger
ous rival. Of course, the official patronage
wiil be used in manipulating conventions
and in securing delegates. Some of the
President's friends think it is too soon to
agita'o the question of the succession, but
tho matter has been kept very quiet, and it
was not expected to be made public until at
least a year hence. H Grant should rail to
get the nomination, his friends assert that
li j wiil be abla at least to name his succes
sor. Special to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Washington, Juiy 8. The well under
derstood hankering or Gen. Grant for a
third frm has just provoked a speech from
ex-Congressmsn Porter, it ltadieai, to the
Virginia negroes, in opposition to his hav
ing a third term. Tho New York llerahl
of to-day Ins a locg leader to tho same ef
fect. The Republican politicians are very
uneasy about this political complication. A
promincLt Radical Ssnator said recently
that he supposed the lucrease of tho Presi
dent's salary would remove his desire for a
Allowed KtjiiHudci-ius' of tlio fieluin
Hull road NnStscrlptfou, JStc.
Social to tlie Louisville Couricr-Jounuil.
Memphis, July S. Tiie ittio seven-year-old
daughter of Capr. Ed. Cole was
terribly and perhaps fatally burned last
night ty her clothes and the bed in which
shti s.ept taking fire from a coal oil lamp.
The County Court to-day went into an
investigation of the affairs of tho Memphis
and Selma railroad, and found that or the
two hundred thousand dollars' subscription
pjid of tlie five hundred thousand dollars
voted to aid the road uy this (Shelby) coun
ty, sixty-five thousand dollars had been
oxpOLde! in grading thirteen mi'ea over
and above the avenge expense for the same
work; aud for th jt reason they will doubt
less withhold he balance of the subscription
(three hundred thousand dollars) from the
The trial of the Modocs has been com
menced by tho military commission ap
pointed for that purpose.
Till! DOMINION. .
Trouble in the Red Hirer Country
Kidnapping; on tho .Border.
Chicago, July 9. A St.. Paul -special
dated yesterday says: Lord Gordon, "who
was lately robbed of $41,000 In bonds, sup
posed by detectives to have been dode over
. . . V . , rr,i '. 1"'
tne ooruer, was scizeu on j.nursuay near
Fort Garrey by two oiucers Iroru Minnea
polis, aud brought to disputed teritory
near Pembiua, when ho was rescued, and
the offiiers arrested by a tquad -oi troons
from Fort Duffer. It is Baid Gordon was
made drunk and gagged by his captors
The Manitaban authorities also arrested as
ccca3soriSs to the kidnaoping, ilr.tBentley,"
a merchant at Fort Garrey, d. G, BurbanK,
President of tho St. Paul J?ire aud Marine
Iosurancs Company; and Geo. U. Mer'am
and Lorin Fletcher, of Minneapolis. Tha
three last namel wero at Fort Garrey on
business, owning mills and fine lands in the
Red river valley.
Subsequent reports sy Mr. J3orbankhas
escand to this side of tha line. George A
Brackett, Mayor of Minneapolis, accompa
nied by tho Hons. ia. j. m. Wilson, wm.
Cochran and C. M. Loring, went by a spec
ial train on Saturday evening to tender bail;
and carrying warrants and documents to
sacuro the body of Gordon. Dispathesof
last evening say Mayor Brackott and lis
1 wyfirs would be arrested on their arrital
to-dav. bv tho Mauitabions. They arrived
thero at 4 o'clock this morning. The plan
for Gordon's arrest was laid at Minneapolis
Whero Ma shall O. Roberts of New- YorS?
and representatives of tho estate of Horace
F. Clark have been for some time. Rob
erts and Clark gave bonds iu thirty-seven
thousand dollars for Gordon's ra-appear-
ance in the suits with. Jay Gould. Gordon
is also wanted by New York parlies on
Tbo Hebrew Conference.
Cincinnati. July 9. Tho Hebrew Con-
ference to-day adopted a constitution form
ing an association with name, Union of
American Hebrew Congregations. Trra
object of the union is confined to tho es
tablishment of a Hebrew theological col
lege, the doors to ba thrown open to all
Hebrew congregations in the United btates.
Tho next meeting of the conference wili
be held on the second Wednesday in July
A Slippery Rascal.
Cincinnati, July 9. John W. Greg?,
alias John W. Young, was detected yester
day in trying to secure money from the
postoffice upon counterfeit orders purport
ing to be from Oshkosh, Wis. He has been
operating through the West for some weeks,
and has thus far escaped detection. Young
was recently employed in the money order
department. Chicago postoffice. After leavj
ing his situation, he ldred a printer n
Chicago to setup a lorm auu-SiriKoou inese
counterfeit orders aud advicss for Oshkosh,
Wisconsin. With, these orders he tried
several places in Indiana and Illinois, but
so fr a3 heard fromvas successful only iu
ludianapolis, Ind. The diflerence between
the counterfeit and cenuino orders is a ty
pographical error iu the advice, tbo word
"remitter" being Bpelled with three t'.
After presenting his order hero, detectives
were placed upon his track, but thus far
have not succeeded in arresting hirn.
Cincinnati, July 9. A Gazcitc special
from Youngstowu says: While Dr. Streel
er, Mrs. Brainaid and two children were
out ridine; this morning, the horso ran away,
and m crossing the railroad track, threw
the occupants out, a passing traiu running
over Mrs. Brainaid and horribly crashing
her, and producing immediate death. Dr.
Streeler and the youngest child were also
Tho Searcli for the Polnrls.
New Yor.K, July 9. Thirty of the best
and most experienced men on board there
ceiviucBhip have been selected for the crew
of the Tigress, which is announced to sail
positively Saturday. The Tigres3 will cir
ry two hundred and fifty tons of coal, and
if necessary, witl get a new supply at St.
Johns. By this evening all supplies of pro
visions will be shipped. They are orn
posed principally of pork and fatty matter;
a large quantity of femmican will be taken;
also canued vegetables and fruits. The to
tol amount of provisions carried will be ra
tions for forty men for two years.
Up in the Clontls.
Frank K. King, who made a balloon as
cension at Morristown, Vt., on tho 4th,
when about miles up, encountered a
buow storm which covered thcbalioon near
ly au inch thick, and sent it down rapidly.
The balloon was seen by several farmers
when it landed, about forty-five mir ntes
after it went up, and about eight miles from
where the ascent was made. Not hearing
anything from King, a party wa3 orrrauhsd
and search made by 500 men in the forest
at 9 o'clock Suudav moaning. The balloon
was found about II o'clock, and King came
out about tho same time, bav'ug been iu
the wilderness forty-eight hours w.thout
food. He was very much exhausted from
cold and hunger, but uninjured ,
Slommoiith Parts Kaces.
Lono Branch, July 9. Good weather
and good track lo-day for the races at Mon
mouth Park. The first was a hurdle race,
eight hurdles, two miles, all ages, Wf Iter
weights, four hundred to tho first h1jee
seventy-five to the s'ond, au'IhWonty-uve
to the third, There w--nnlv,wo Batrips
e only two entries,
a Sbylock, and the former
Tho second was a selling race, all ages, a
purso of four hundred dollars, one and
a quarter miles. Five horses started. Tbe
race was won by Wheatby in 2:15, beating
Beijamin, second, B. h Carver, Utict and
The third rsco was for the Monmouth
Oak Slakes, one and a half miles. There
were nine entries. The race was won by
Doswlle's grey Alley in 2: 15. .
Tho fourth race for the Mansion House
stakes, two and a half miles, there were
twelve entries, and only two starters. The
race was won by Mate iu i:37f, beating
Itallrcnd Collisions Two Men Scald
ed to Death.
Indianapolis, July 9 The express
train on tho I. C. & L. K. R. leaving this
city northward this morning collided with
the passenger train awaiting them at Cnlow'a
station. The train was to pass a freight
traiu alo at this place. The brakemau
whose duty it was to lhg the passenger
train, failed to give the proper signal. Buth
engines were damaged, tho engineer, fire
man and express messengor wero slightly
hurt but no o'hera injured.
An accident occurreu Monday night at
Ogden, III., on I. B. & W. It. II. by which
an engine was thrown from the track and
Jacob Wright, fireman, and II. P. Cany,
brakesman, were scalded to death.
An Undutiful Son.
Louisvillk, July 9. In JefTersonville,
Ind., to-day, James Murphy, 18 years old,
quairellei with his father, a cooper, about
where he should work. James becoming
exasperated, drew a revolver, and Bred
twico at bis father, one ball pissing through
the coat and vest, between the left side and
arm, and the other whistling closa by his
ear, when bystanders interfered and dis
armed the lad.
Tho house of Felix Krumnorcht, a few
miles from Jefl'enonville, Iud., was burned
at 10 o'clock this morning, with its con
tents, including clothing of the family. Loss
about SJ,030. No insurance.
A Boy Crashed to Death.
Evansvillis, July 9. A boy 13 years
old, eldest son of Col. Jno. Kheinlander, or
this city, former county treasurer, was acci
dently crushed between a loaded wagon and
a gate post to-day, and died within an
Crop Prospects 1b Illinois.
Chicago, July 9. Telegraphic crop re
ports irom numerous points in Illinois aud
Iowa, covering the greater pait of these
States, show that while recent severe rain
storms have considerably damaged the
wheitcrop, particularly in localities where
it was just ready to harvest, there yill be
ituiyau sveragecrop. Uats liavosutiered
more, being badly lodged and in many
p!aC33 will hive to ba mowed. Corn gen-
erany ioox3 wen, and witu lavorablo weath
er, will mako a full average crop.
Peobia, Ills,, July 9. Crops, within a
ramus oi iweniy-uve miics irom tms place,
a very iair. vvneat is Doing Harvested,
aud about two-thirds of a crop. Rye and
hiy good, but all lrjarod by latcraina. Ful-,
ton county crop3 are not so good, having
bean injured mora bv storms iu earlv nirt
of tho season. Tazewell and Woolford coun
ties about the ssnie as Peoria, bnt suffering
from recent rains.
Itlot Several I'crsouu Injured
Baltimore. Julv 9. The Board of Po
lice Commissioners to day examined a
number of witnesses, most of them colored,
in regard to the attack last evening on
procession ot tin colored Sunday School of
Asbury Methodist church, and without con
cluding the examination adjourned till to
morrow. The evidence showed 'he attack
was first made by a small party of boys.
eight to ten years old, throwing stones and
brickbats, among the negro children of tho
procession. This led to a fight in which
about loO whites took part. Efght persons,
four white aud four black, were struck and
cut by stones, some badly, but none seri
ously injured. Several pistol shots were
tired by tne police for tho purpose or intim
idatiou and to quell the disturbance.
The Temperance 2Iou Determined on
a Thorunsh Canvass.
Boston, July 9. At the adiourned meet
ing or the State Temperance Alliance to-day,
the Secretary read, the report of the cam
paign committee, recommending that towns
and cities be cauvassed to secure the names
of men who will pledge themselves to take
charge or a thorough temperance canvass in
their respectiv-i districts; also recommend
ing the appointment of agents to take
charge of, work and employ such assistance
as may be necessary tn carry out a complete
State prohibitory canvass. A resolution
that the execnttdri of tha liauor law bv
State and city officials is not satisfactory to
lhe Alliancs was adopted. The e was con
siderable Butler and anti-Butler talk at tho
meeting, but all attempts to designate can
didates for Governer were warded oil'.
The Missouri I'aclfic llnilrond Track
Undermined Miraculous Kxcopo of
Chicago, July 9. A dispatch from Law
reuce, Kansas, yesterday, says a .half milo
of the Kansas Pacific Railroad track near
Kickspoo station, droppad into the Missouri
river this evening, it sans out of si"ht in
the flooded stream in one lurch aud with
out auy warning. It seems that tho river
u .dermined the track without the know
ledge of- the railroad men. Tke water
where tho track was situated is now forty
ftetdecp. Railroad men say it is the most
rearfiil rent over seen. The escape or the
traius was almost miractdous.
A State (irnngro Organized.
Raleigh, July 9. Masters or various
Granges iu this State met here to-day and
orgauizsd a State Grange. W. S. Bittle,
of Edgecomb, was made President. The
meeting was well attended and harmonious.
It adjourned to meet again tho third Wed
nesday of February next.
A large State Educational Convention
was held hero to day. All portions or tbe
State wero represeted. W. H. Battle, or
Raleigh, was made President. Much inter
est was taken in its deliberations.
Attempt to Throw a Train Oif tho
Concokd, Vt., July 9 An attempt was
made last night to throw the Bosron train
oflthe track near Gelncook. Two men
were seen placing tie3 upon the track by a
woman, whom they beat insensible and
throw among the bushes. She managed to
reach tho depot, told what she saw, and the
obstructions were rsaioved. Her assailants
roboed tho woman of nearly $100. A
satchel, containing it, was round, together
with the words: "We made more money
thau wo should if wo had tipped off the
train, you fool,w
A Constitutional Convention
Hartfokd, July 7. The House to-day
passed two constitutional amendmei-'.
which go to the nest Legislature fz a tWo-'
thirds vote. One provides re-districtin"
the State, so r.s to oW not, as3 than 41
nor more tha rol s3nators. The other pro
vides towns having more than COO in
taoltants shall have two Representatives.
An amendment providing for oiennial elec
tions was indefinitely postponed. The vote
defeating tho Constitutional Convention in
the nouso was 141 to 67.
National Amatonr Press Association.
CincAOO, July 9. Tha Nationa' Ama
teur Press Association held its annual meet
ing at the Sherman House in this city to--
day, aud elected officers for the ensuing
year, as follows: President, Cbas. S. Diehl,
Chicago; Vice-Piesideuts, E. A. Henderson,
Red Wing, Hinn., G. U. Harris, Wocstf r,
Ohio; Secretary, Ed. F. Madden, Louisville,
Ky.; Treasurer, D. Maxwell, Pittsburc,
Pa. J. S. Fox, the retiring Prssident, do
'.ivered an address. A poem was read, and
after business wa3 over, a banquet was
Tho Cash System.
St. Louis July 9. A largo meetine of
commission merchants was bald at Mer
chants' Exihauge this cveniug, at which
resolutions wero unanimously adopted to
strictly enforce ihc rule of Exchiuge, that
cash shall immediately follow the delivery
of all goods.
The Priz9 Bin?.
Another deposit of'SoOO a side was made
with tho McCoolo-Allen prize bght last
A Chech: to Prodigal Authorities.
CiiALLKSTON, S. C, July 9. In Colum
bia to-day, Judge Carpenter, on motion of
counsel representing the tax payers of tha
State, granted an injunction restraining any
and all fiscal officers of tbe S:te from levy
ing or collecting any taxes for the purpo.o
paying interest upon bonds named in the
complaint, which are State bonds, amount
ing to over seven million dollars.
Memphis, July 9. Three interments
were reported to tho Board of Heahh to
day. Auna, daughter of Capt. Ed Cole,
died from the effects of burning, as report
ed last night.
Iu illllo ItocK.
Little Rock, July 9. Several fatal
case of cholera have appeared here among
the poorer classes, during the past week.
Ono death to-day.
Tho will of the lato J. n. Eastburn, of
Boston, bequeaths $5,000 to the Franslin
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TVasice Paylnf? Ilcr War Debt.
Paius, July 1). Ths second instalment
or two hundred and fifty million l'raucs or
the last milliard or the war indemnity was
delivered to tho German treasury on tho
ath. Thero now remains due to Germany
but live hundred million francs, which, in
accordance with the treaty signed at Berlin
on the 15th or March laat, J3 to be paid by
the 5th or next September.
Patent Hight Congress.
Vienna, Ju'y 9. Notice is given in the
journals that the Inleriaticnal Patent Uight
Congress will convene on the 14th 01 Au
gust. An Imperial Commission has been
appointed to arrange preliminaries. The
anguago used at tne Congress will be trer-
mau, but Jbrencn anu .buglisu will ue per
mitted. Tbe decisions or the Congress will
be communicated throuch the soveral com
missioners to their respective governments.
Inventors and proprietors or inventions are
actively moving in the matter, and a large
and important gathering is anticipated.
Bad Hows for Winc-bibbcrs.
Lisbon, July 9. The vine disease is
spreading in Portugal.
Attempt to Burn the Vienna Expo.
Londojt, July 9. As, ecial from Vienna
says an attempt was made yesterday to firo
the Exhibition buildinz. Corresnondents
and other persons who have returned here
hint tnat tne Daiming will procaoiy ae
LoxifOX, July 9. The European and
American Postal Congress meet at Barne
on Sept. 9.
The Insnrrection In Spain to bo Put
Down Immediately, If not Sooner.
Madrid, July 9. Tha government has
issued a manifesto, declaring it is most im
perative now to crush the insurrection
which is devastating Catalona, Navarre and
Basque provinces, anu 13 preparing for a
supreme effort and availing itself of extra
ordinary powers granted by the Cortes. It
is resolved to insist on the inexorable execu
tion of the law and compel soldiers to re
main under their colors until pacification is
complete, amlmorfoverto call out reserves
if reinforcements are needed.
Seuora Castebrand Meron have had an
interview with Ireconciliable deputies, to
induce them to re-urn to tho Cortes, but
found it impossible to accede to their de
The Troy and Albany Stove-founders'
Association uuanimously resolved yester
day to make no change in the prices of
stoves. This action regulates the price of
stoves throughout the United States.
A proposition is on foot iu St. Louis to
consolidate the St. Louis and Memphis
Packet Company and tha Mississippi Val
ley Transportation Company, and pur-
hase all the steamers plying between St.
Louis and New Orleans.
The work or printing the new 50 cent
rote will be commenced by the Treasury
Department next week.
The Government is taking lhe necessary
s'eps to establish a military prison at Rock
IIOW GEN. GOBDON SAVEI GEN
A correspondent of the Philadelphia
Press relates the following incident:
Iu Georgia I heard an incident in con
nection with Lieut. Gen. Sheridan, which
Litle Phil will read with somo surprise, and 9
ln A ait tt t Via ninflf Ttrl f onin C jTf"fanl .
iogs toward the gallaut solJierwho sav-
his life. Tho nighs previous to the si ren
der of Lse at Appomatox, Gan. j0hn B.
Gordon, who commandad Stonewall Jack
sou's old corps, Gen. Fit Sugh Lee, com
mindingtho cavalry, ad Gen. Lomjstreet,
held a consultation with Gen. "R. E
Ld3. At thl" consultation it was agreed
that O-j, Go -don should try the
'"Veral strength on the following day.
Gen. Sheridan was m command opposite
Gen. Gordon. In accordance with the pro
aramme, Gordon made his demonstration
the next cay and wa3 met by Sheridan's
cavalry, which he gallantly repulsed, but
finding Sheridan well supported by a large
number of infantry, fell back and sent this
intelligent to Gen. R. E Lee. Upon is
recei t Gen. Lee ordered the firing to cease,
and displayed the white flsg, under which
the surrender was subsequently made.
During tho cessation of Hostilities, and
wlii e Gens. Grant and Lee wero in consul
tation, Gen. Sheridan, with a large retmue
of officers and men about 100 iu all was
seen approaching Gen. Gordon's lines. Of
course this cavalcade, as it came dashing
acrcss tho plain, challenged tho attention
of Gordon's entire force. Chancing ti
turn his head, Gen. Gordon saw. i0ng,
lank Mississippian. within a. yan5s 0l
him, deliberately traloin? iacoe'eed rids on
tho approaching ho'emau. Gen. Gordon
dashed at tb marksman, and rode him
down- with an f xciamation more emphatic
'tau refined: "What do you mean, sir?"
thundered tho irate Gordon; "don't you
know firing has ceased by my o'der?" "I
know, General," replied Mississippi, as he
gathered himself up, "but I thought it were
a ridgwent acomin agin us, and I jist sight
ed that short-legged feller thar, and if you
hadn't c6me up I'd a fetched him from
whar he sot, and he's been a powerful heap
of good to the Yanks."
That man was one of the best shots in the
division, and nover failed to kill his object
wheu deliberate aim was had. Gordon
turned to meet Sheridan, and Buchanan
Read's hero has never known how near his
life came to going cut with tho rebellion.
Gen. Gordon is uow United States Senator
AM ENOCH AV.OHS CASE KEVEIiS
El). A letter from Des Moines, Iowa, to the
Chicago Journal, gives tho following inter
esting bit of romance in real life:
"George E. Henderson Its ft Ottumwa in
the spring of 18C7 to cross the plains to Cal
ifornia, and was captured by the Snakes
and Shoshone Indians. lie was taken by
them down into New Mexico, and has been
there held by them since. lie married an
Indian woman whilo with the Indians, and
she assisted him in escaping, and pers
sisted in coming home with him. He ha
a wife, to whom he was married but
a short time before he went away'
a mother, brother and sister, re;
siding near Ottu uwa. II s father was k li
ed at Gettysburg. The family had given
him up mr dead, anu rne meeting on ms
rriP, ti,oinB. a row davs aeo. was nulls
afTtic icg. The mother recognized hirn f,
he stepped through tbe gate at the front
door yard, though he was drea3&d the
Indian costuu e and bronzed to Nearly the
color or a sava.e. He is no'y forty-two
years old, six feet on s inch !;a height, and
as straight as au arrow. Tho Indian wire
seem3 devoted to bim, but freely and fully
recoguizas tbo just rights of his first wife,
who has so long mourned her husband as
dead, and surrenders all her claims upon
him in behalT of tha white woman."
C ZJ. DAVIS.
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